GOURMET
HOT DOGS
  • Description:

    These cheesy hot dogs will please kids and grown-ups alike; just swap an accompanying beer for a juice box to pack the perfect gourmet school lunch.

  • Ingredients:

    4 sausages; scored
    mustard
    4 hot dog rolls
    125 g Cheese; sliced

    For the caramelised onions:
    2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil
    3 onions; peeled and thinly sliced
    1 tbsp. (15 ml) chopped fresh rosemary

    2 tbsp. (30 ml) sugar
    3 tbsp. (45 ml) balsamic vinegar
    Salt and freshly ground pepper

    For the tomato relish:
    2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil
    1 onion; peeled and finely chopped

    6 tomatoes; roughly chopped
    1 garlic clove; peeled and crushed
    1 tbsp. (15 ml) sugar
    Pinch of dried chilli
    2 tsp. (10 ml) white wine vinegar
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil

  • Method:

    1. To make the caramelised onions, heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté onions and rosemary for about 15 min. over a low heat until softened and translucent.
    2. Increase heat and add sugar and balsamic vinegar and continue to fry until sticky and caramelised.
    3. To make the tomato relish, heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté onion, tomatoes and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until softened.
    4. Add sugar, dried chilli, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Continue to cook for 5–7 min. or until mixture has thickened slightly. Set aside.
    6. Heat remaining oil in a frying pan and fry sausages until golden and Spread one side of each hot dog roll with mustard and add a sausage. Top with a few slices of cheese, a little tomato relish and some caramelised onions.

    Serves: 4